Rugiadose, odorose Violette graziose

This week on “Unnatural Acts of Opera,” La Cieca presents what you might call an “ultragala” performance of La traviata — the four acts performed by four different celebrated interpreters of the role of Violetta.

For the first act, Anna Moffo is the courtesan, in a 1964 performance from La Scala. Gianni Raimondi is her Alfredo, and Herbert von Karajan conducts.

Before the act, La Cieca welcomes into the studio a legendary lady of the American legitimate theater, Miss Tallulah Bankhead, who favors us with a reading of a scene from the play Camille. Unnatural Acts of Opera


4 Responses to “Rugiadose, odorose Violette graziose”

  1. Elisabetta611 Says:

    I loved it, loved it, loved it! Keep the brilliance coming!

  2. Chalkenteros Says:

    I nearly died laughing.

    By the way, love your new ‘do!


  3. celticpriestess Says:

    Love the Violettas, the new look, and especially those marvelous earrings!

  4. tenchi67622 Says:

    The Tallulah Bankhead bit was evil, malevolent & just plain catty. GOD BLESS YOU !!!!!!!!! I haven’t laughed that hard in ages

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